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Allie O'Connor
Hi friends! I’ve been thinking for a while now about compiling all of my favorite things into a blog post for you all. Personally, I love referrals and recommendations for new brands, products, and experiences, so I thought it would be fun, interesting and hopefully helpful for me to lay out my favorites in one spot – a little black book, if you will. I’m a Scorpio, which means I’m brand loyal almost to a fault, so hopefully these recs will be taken seriously and trusted by all you wonderful people. Let’s start by dissecting my closet; here are my wardrobe staples.

Underwear ::

For everydayHanky Panky. Nothing is more comfy or guarantees no panty lines.

Full coverage – Gap. As a New Yorker, you gotta have full butt coverage when wearing a skirt. My favorites are these bikinis and this seamless pair.

During PeriodThinx. They really work. No more ruining your favorite undies!

Bras :: 

You can read more about my favorites here, but I’m going to add Yasmin Joseph’s non-wire bra here as well. Wears like a t-shirt bra but has enough structure that your boobies feel supported and loved. It’s all I’ve worn now for months.

Socks :: 

For Everyday – J. Crew makes my favorite socks for looks, comfort, and durability. Wait for a sale, though (like right now, 40% off with code SHOPNOW)!

For Ski and Snow – Smart Wool all the way! These babies revolutionized my winter experience.

Jeans ::

ForeverCurrent / Elliot ‘The Stiletto’. I thought I was a tried and true Rag & Bone wearer, and I do think their jeans are incredible, but Current / Elliot fits me the best because of this high waisted, cropped pair(as I mentioned yesterday on Insta).

Tees :: 

Current / Elliot

Alexander Wang

Both of these brands wear incredibly well and last! Cost per wear, guys. Cost per wear.

Silk shirt :: 


Dress Shirt (I wore this on my wedding day!)

Button down :: 

Frame Denim (size down if you can)

Sweaters :: 

J Crew (wait for end of season sale!)

Aqua cashmere (again, sale)

Leather Jacket ::

Blank Denim (it’s vegan!! and affordable!)

Rain coat :: 

Barbour (wait for Nordstrom’s semi-annual sale)

Winter Coat ::

Mackage – Beautifully made, unique yet classic

Puffy Coat :: 

Canada Goose – It really is  that warm with a lifetime guarantee

Flats :: 

For EverydayTieks. My photog friends taught me that these are comfortable even after a 12 hour day.

Little FancyRepetto.

Boots ::

Over the kneeStuart Weitzman 50/50. These are so comfortable and they’ve been around for something like 40 years now.

BootiesRag & Bone. They have so many styles now and their shoes last!

Sneakers :: 

Nike Air Max. They’re so comfortable and yet they look sexy with jeans or a dress. Pssst, they sell out quick.

Exercise :: 

Adidas by Stella McCartney. I’ve never wanted to wear a workout shirt, out, until now.

Round one, done!

Am I missing anything??








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